Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Take a New Photo or Photos – Any topic

Cee says this week the topic is Take a New Photo or Photos – Any topic. She is leaving it to us to get out there and take some photos!

Today we went to a lovely garden for a walk and I though I usually prefer nature photos in color, I chose some of the ones I took today for the challenge in Black & White. Hope you like them!

Cee’s B & W

The Weekly Smile

My husband and I were sitting on a bench in a park yesterday, when a trio of ducks decided to come up from the pond and rest close to us.

It was very hot and two chose to lay down and cool off in the shade of the Weeping Willow

But one of them decided she was in a friendly mood, perhaps thinking we had something for her to eat, (which we didn’t) and ventured closer, 

and closer

and then closer…. until she was an arms length away,

looking at us as we spoke to her, because you know I talk to birds, ducks, any animal, assuming they understand what I am saying. She does look like she understood that I was telling her how pretty she was.

and then after about 5 minutes, she decided it was time to go, and off she went

It made me smile to see her so close up, her markings, small stripes on her head that grew larger down her body. She cocked her head a few times as I spoke which really made me smile. What made you smile this week?

The Weekly Smile

All Seasons: Summer

ALL SEASONS is about any experience you may have during the season -the beautiful, the fun,weather, nature, and anything else.

I love the summer, I don’t mind the heat, I prefer it over the cold of winter and even the chill of fall. I love the long days, when the sun is up early, the birds singing along with its rising. Days spent at the beach, visiting a park, walking with my camera capturing the beauty around me.